Dáil Éireann - Volume 679 - 31 March, 2009
Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.
Deputy Michael Ring Deputy Michael Ring
Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the reason a payment has been reduced for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [12945/09]
Deputy Mary Hanafin Deputy Mary Hanafin
Deputy Mary Hanafin: The rate of jobseeker’s benefit being paid to the person concerned was reduced with effect from 9 March 2009 when her son reached 18 years of age. Her Social Welfare Local Office has written to her for proof of his continuance in full-time education. When this information is received, a decision will be made as soon as possible regarding any necessary adjustment in payment and she will be notified of the outcome. Under Social Welfare legislation decisions in relation to claims must be made by Deciding Officers and Appeals Officers. These officers are statutorily appointed and I have no role in regard to making such decisions.
Dáil Éireann 679 Written Answers. Social Welfare Benefits.